Cruisin’ Tikis prepares to ride in style at Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

Thanks, Kim Sweers, for welcoming me to the helm of Gunkhole Boss. Great platform to promote the 50th-ceremony celebration of Winterfest. Be a part of all the events leading upward to the Seminole Hard Stone Winterfest Boat Parade on 12.11.21.

Kim Sweers and Lisa Scott-Founds on Boat Dominate



PARADE Appointment: Dec 11, 2021

Look for updates on Special Awards and Retrieve to VOTE EVERY DAY for the People’due south Choice Honour

SPECIAL AWARDS INCLUDE
Rookie Honor, Passionate for Parades (in more than ane Parade – awards are based on boaters inbound the Pompano Parade), Bob Leider – Best in Television, KAYE PEARSON Laurels – Spirit of Innovation, BEACON LIGHTS AWARDS – Use of Moving Lights, ADMIRAL Accolade – Spirit and Enthusiasm, JOE MILLSAPS Honour – Military Spirit Award, and PEOPLE’S CHOICE.

2021 # Boat ENTRY CATEGORY FOR JUDGE AWARDS SPECIAL AWARDS
D ROMANTIC VENICE PRESHOW OVERALL
G MOORE PADDLEBOARDERS PRESHOW LIGHTS
H Due south FLORIDA KAYAK MEET-Up PRESHOW Amusement PASSIONATE FOR PARADES
1 U.S. Coast GUARD 45 Authorities PASSIONATE FOR PARADES
1 U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER HUDSON Government OVERALL
ii WINTERFEST FIREWORKS PRESENTED BY FORD Barge OVERALL
iii FORT LAUDERDALE Burn Gunkhole 49 Regime  LIGHTS
iv SEMINOLE Hard Stone WINTERFEST GRAND MARSHAL SHOWBOAT PRESENTED Past 5th THIRD BANK SHOWBOAT THEME
five MARINE INDUSTRIES Association ON BOARD SUMMERWIND Charter 60+
6 REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING Visitor ON BOARD CATALINA SHOWBOAT Amusement
seven AARP CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF WINTERFEST ON BOARD Ballyhoo BARGE LIGHTS
8 Avant-garde ROOFING ON Lath MILLIE COMMERCIAL 35-59 OVERALL PASSIONATE FOR PARADES
ix MOBILE MIKE ON Lath REFLECTION COMMERCIAL sixty+
ten THE BEATLES ON Lath WATER TAXI CHARTER 20-59 THEME
11 WE Volition ROCK Y’all ON Lath Moisture DREAM Private 35-59 THEME
12 THE ICE Cream FLOAT COMMERCIAL 20-34 LIGHTS
13 BISCAYNE BAY FOUNDATION NON-PROFIT 20-34 LIGHTS
14 NSU Educatee VETERANS ON Board STARMARKER COMMERCIAL 35-59  JOE MILLSAPS AWARD
fifteen THE PARIS PRINCESS PRIVATE UNDER 20 OVERALL
sixteen FELICITY Private xx-34 LIGHTS
17 KARMA BROWARD ON MIDNIGHT EXPRESS COMMERCIAL 35-59 LIGHTS
18 JR. Captain SHOWBOAT POWERED Past FPL & Ii MEN AND A TRUCK SHOWBOAT OVERALL
19 WELLINGTON CONSERVATION CENTER ON BOARD MUSETTE CHARTER 60+
twenty BALLYHOO Barge THEME
21 MR BOBB PRIVATE 60 – 79 OVERALL  PEOPLE’S CHOICE Honour
22 WSVN ON BOARD THE VENETIAN LADY SHOWBOAT LIGHTS
23 CELSIUS ON BOARD CAPRICE Lease 60+ LIGHTS
24 THE Stone PRIVATE 20-34
25 Primal LARGO Not-Turn a profit xx-34 OVERALL
28 26′ SAILFISH Individual 20-34 THEME
29 POSEIDON MARINE COMMERCIAL 20-34 LIGHTS
xxx AMERICAN LUNG Clan’S TURQUOISE TAKEOVER Not-PROFIT 35-59
31 Body of water SCOUTS ON Lath SHAKE A LEG MIAMI SAILBOAT LIGHTS
32 DUNN DEAL PRIVATE 20-34  ROOKIE
33 TOY SOLDIERS ON Board OTTER SAILBOAT Entertainment
34 State of war EAGLE NON-Profit 35-59 ENTERTAINMENT
35 NAVIGATOR SAILBOAT 20-34 OVERALL
36 SAVOIR-FAIRE PRIVATE 80+ OVERALL
37 THE FINE EXPERIENCE Not-PROFIT lx+  LIGHTS PASSIONATE FOR PARADES
38 TWIN PEAKS ON BOARD SUNDREAM Lease threescore+
39 KNOT ON Call PRIVATE 20-34
42 NAUTI Airplane pilot Individual 35-59 LIGHTS PASSIONATE FOR PARADES
43 REEL Busy PRIVATE 20-34
44 SAILS CALL PRIVATE 35-59
45 KAMA SUTURE Private twenty-34 ROOKIE
47 Slip North’ Autumn STEVE Private 20-34
48  FPI SECURITY SERVICES ON BOARD THE Southward FLORIDA PRINCESS CHARTER threescore+
49 CRUISIN’ TIKIS Lease 20-59 OVERALL
fifty 50TH Anniversary OF WINTERFEST CHARTER 60+ Amusement
51 SEA TOW & THE 12 DINGHIES OF CHRISTMAS COMMERCIAL 20-34 OVERALL PASSIONATE FOR PARADES
52 SEXY FISH PRIVATE 60-79 THEME
53 MAGIC MOMENT COMMERCIAL 60+ OVERALL PASSIONATE FOR PARADES
54 FLOCKFEST ON Lath RUBBERDUCK Non-Turn a profit 60+ OVERALL
55 RISQUE CALCULE PRIVATE 35-59
57 UNDER THE Body of water ON BOARD H2o TAXI CHARTER 60+ OVERALL
58 WINTERFEST PATRIOTIC Cherry, WHITE & BLUE ON BOARD H2o TAXI SHOWBOAT SOUND
60 MISS DIRECTION Individual 80+ Sound
61 BROWARD COLLEGE ON Lath Water TAXI COMMERCIAL 35-59
62 BLUEFOOT PIRATES WITH THE FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL CHARTER 20-59 Audio
63 DA PLUG PROMOTION PRIVATE 20-34
64 MISS NICOLE PRIVATE 35-59 OVERALL
65 NEGRONI LAW GROUP ONBOARD NO PHOTOS PLEASE COMMERCIAL 35-59
66 Isle Fourth dimension Lease 20-59 LIGHTS
67 ESPE FOUNDATION ON BOARD Ballsy Not-PROFIT 35-59 LIGHTS
68 DINING DIVAS ON Lath COLLEEN MARIE COMMERCIAL 35-59
69 LA SIRENE Individual 35-59 LIGHTS
70 EL LADRILLO III Individual eighty+ LIGHTS BOB LEIDER – Best in Television receiver
71 DON’T Cease BELIEVIN’ Private 60-79 Audio
72 G/Y DISCO PRIVATE 35-59
73 CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF FT LAUDERDALE ON Board FLAMINGO NON-PROFIT 60+ ENTERTAINMENT
74 MSP RECOVERY ON Board NAMASTE Individual 80+ KAYE PEARSON AWARD – Spirit of Innovation
75 TURNAROUND PRIVATE 35-59 Sound PASSIONATE FOR PARADES (Boca)
76 REEL Estate Individual 35-59
77 AQUARIUS PRIVATE 20-34
78 REY OF SUNSHINE COMMERCIAL 35-59
79 REEL SURVIVOR PRIVATE 35-59
80 LOVE SHACK CHARTER 20-59 ENTERTAINMENT
82 PADDLE PUB COMMERCIAL 35-59
83 RENAND FOUNDATION ONBOARD SOAR Not-Profit 35-59 Amusement
84 MISS ADVENTURE Individual 20-34
85 OMEGA PSI PHI ON Board THE Thou PRINCESS CHARTER threescore+
86 Endmost TIME Private 20-34 LIGHTS
87 Thou/Y Team Business firm COMMERCIAL 35-59
88 SEAVORCE PRIVATE 20-34
89 MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS ON Lath STAY Afloat PARTY Boat NON-PROFIT 35-59 LIGHTS
90 BELLA CANDELA Individual xx-34 ROOKIE
91 BRANDON’Due south BOAT PRIVATE twenty-34 THEME
92 BOTTOM FEEDER Individual twenty-34
93 PERFECT LIFE Individual 35-59  ROOKIE
96 FLORIDA CHILDREN’Due south THEATER ON BOARD BLACK PEARL Not-PROFIT 35-59 OVERALL
97 Cosmic Wellness SERVICES Alive NATIVITY ON BOARD Water TAXI Non-PROFIT 60+ LIGHTS
98 NONPROFITS & RED CROSS ON Lath UNEXPECTED PLEASURE SAILBOAT lx+ OVERALL
99 MISS PONTOON CHARTER 20-59 ADMIRAL Honour – SPIRIT & ENTHUSIASM
100 WEST MARINE BRINGS SANTA ON Lath JUNGLE QUEEN Charter lx+ THEME



Winterfest is proud to highlight a few of the people that are behind the scenes of the “All-time Evidence on H20”

Renée Korbel Quinn & Shane Strum

Renée Korbel Quinn


BOARD Fellow member
and
2021 BELLE OF THE Ball

Name:
Renée Korbel Quinn

Visitor:
QuinnProQuo Strategies & Advice

A Due south Florida resident since 1969,
Renée Korbel Quinn
transitioned from a successful 32 yr private banking/wealth management career to founder of QuinnProQuo Strategies + Communication. She incorporates her valuable experiences into growing her clients’ businesses, connecting and creating opportunities for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and promoting partnerships between the two. Specialties include business organization and marketing strategies, human relationship management, partnerships, connectivity and customs advocacy.

In 2015 Quinn founded the QPQ venture Spirited Southward Florida, where she curates the all-time in hospitality, serving up the latest trends in culinary, cocktails and craft beers and the intriguing experiences to lucifer. Every bit @SpiritedSFL on Instagram and Clubhouse, she brings together an international audience of over 60,000 followers. Quinn is a nationally published writer and featured columnist for Food & Potable’s PR%F,
The Magazine. Locally, she is the Enjoy editor and part of the dynamic writing team creating unique content for Go Riverwalk Magazine’s #BITES+SIPS print column.

Quinn has successfully created and continues to strategize programs that take raised over $7,000,000.00+ for local community organizations. Highlighted @SpiritedSFL created charitable experiences include Bourbon Hopscotch, Real Men Potable Pink, CocktailRs for a Cause, Spirited Women United and Winterfest Lounge & Learn.

Renée has been actively involved with Winterfest, Inc. since 1998 and has been a secretary/executive board member and lath member since 2007. Winterfest awards include Life Preserver, Social Butterfly, Spinnaker and now, for 2021, Belle of the Ball!

Shane Strum

Shane Strum, Board Member and 2021 Commodore

Lath MEMBER
and
2021 COMMODORE

Name:
Shane Strum

Company:
Broward Health

Shane Strum
is President and CEO of Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public health systems in the U.South.

Strum is a recognized leader with decades of executive experience. About recently, Strum served as principal of staff to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Prior to his work with the country, Strum served as senior vice president at Memorial Healthcare Arrangement in Hollywood, Florida, where he was role of an executive team that managed over 15,000 employees and an annual budget more than than $2.4 billion. He also oversaw Memorial’s strategic planning, marketing, customs relations and global health functions. Earlier he joined Memorial’due south executive team, Strum served on the S Broward Infirmary District Board for several years, including ii terms equally chairman.

A native of Broward Canton, Strum’south legacy of public service has spanned well-nigh 30 years. During that time, Strum has led initiatives that have lowered costs of prescription drugs, expanded telehealth services, improved transparency and quality in healthcare, and increased sensation of mental health and substance abuse issues throughout the state.

 In improver to his healthcare experience, Strum has exceled in higher education, having served as vice chancellor of Keiser University and director of corporate and government relations at Nova Southeastern University. He has been an active lath member of the Winterfest arrangement for xx years.

 Strum has an MBA from Nova Southeastern Academy and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Alabama.

Enjoy a Photo Gallery of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Black Tie Ball Belle of the Ball and Commodore



Storytime with Santa presented past Joe DiMaggio Children’s Infirmary with a special thank y’all to Visit Lauderdale for inviting the Jolly ol’ Elf to beautiful Greater Fort Lauderdale and Broward County to enjoy a piffling vacation before his busy night!

Where does Santa Vacation?

Visit Lauderdale Knows were to discover Santa –

Do you want to holiday similar Santa? Check out all the hotel packages on the winterfestparade.com website and Vaca like the Jolly Ol’ Elf



Winterfest is proud to highlight a few of the people that are behind the scenes of the “Best Show on H20”

Meet Alyssa Lovitt & Johnny Williams

Alyssa Lovitt

Alyssa Lovitt

BOARD Fellow member
and
CHAIR of WINTERFEST’Southward WHITE HOT LAUNCH Party

Name:
Alyssa Lovitt

Visitor:
I LOV-ITT Events

Alyssa Lovitt, founder, and CEO of I LOV-ITT Events, is a highly passionate premier outcome planner and business organisation development consultant.

Alyssa has cultivated her skills by teaming with major corporations and charities in the Due south Florida area by aligning their vision into seamless and memorable events and productions.

Her extensive experience in the areas of corporate special event operations, social events, hospitality, sponsorship research and solicitation, customs relations, and business organisation development allows her to offering a wide range of services while delivering high-end personalized service to all clients.

Mrs. Lovitt continuously engages herself in causes to better our society and has been an nugget to the structure of endless organizations such as The Seminole Hard Stone Winterfest Boat Parade, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Women United, and many more!

What makes I LOV-ITT Events different and special is that they offering superior quality planning and consulting services and ideas designed to create a memorable and cherished feel for everyone involved.

The consulting specialists at I LOV-ITT Events will guide you through the entire process of designing and producing successful and well-planned events.

Johnny Williams

Johnny Williams

EXECUTIVE BOARD Fellow member
and
WINTERFEST

CO-COUNSEL

Name:
Johnny Williams

COMPANY:
ProMOTION Sports & Amusement

Johnny Williams Jr. is Managing Partner of ProMOTION Sports & Entertainment, a business firm specializing in the implementation and production of integrated marketing programs and events for pro athletes and entertainers.

Johnny leverages his cognition and understanding of the sports and entertainment industry, along with his extensive manufacture experience, to strategically align athletes and performers with corporate America past enhancing their brand and generating revenue for their philanthropic initiatives.

Mr. Williams has been successful in managing comprehensive circuitous projects for companies such as The Don Shula Foundation, The Super Bowl XXIX Host Committee, The PGA Tour, and Pro Series, INC. At PSI, he structured major contracts that delivered a multi-meg dollar ROI for their corporate partners.

His accomplishments don’t stop there! He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2003 and graduated from Nova Southeastern University’southward Shepard College of Police, earned a MS degree in Sports Administration and Marketing from St. Thomas University and a BA caste in Communications from the State University of New York at Cortland.

Johnny has been recognized in Success South Florida Magazine equally being one of S Florida’s almost successful African American businessmen under 40 and in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who in Black Due south Florida.

  • He has given back to the community through his work as a Guardian Advertisement Litem and mentoring students.
  • Mr. Williams sits on the Executive Board of The Winterfest Boat Parade, The Pantry of Broward and serves every bit General Counsel for the O.J. McDuffie Take hold of 81 Foundation.

The November 2021 Winterfest Wave and Take Yous Met powered by I LOV-ITT Events



Winterfest is proud to highlight a few of the people that are behind the scenes of the “Best Show on H20”

Meet Our Boaters

MR. BOBB

Messingschlager Family
37 Years in the Parade

Mr. Bobb
Mr. Bobb

Mark Family 2018

A fan favorite,
Mr. Bobb
has been in the Parade since 1985. Mr. Bobb, a 60-human foot Hatteras Sport fisherman, is owned by the Messingschlager Family and is e’er an award-winner and “People’s Choice Honour” favorite with Parade fans.

The lighting and decorations are all washed past son Marking. Every year, this entry hosts children, grandchildren and approximately 35 friends.

Mr. Bobb is an anticipated entry – a Parade tradition. If yous think this gunkhole is spectacular, y’all should encounter their house which was featured as a contestant on ABC’s National Light Fight.

BLUEFOOT PIRATE ADVENTURES

Captain Maurice Andrews
11 Years in the Parade


Run into Maurice Andrews (Captain Black Sparrow) – Bluefoot Pirate Adventures

Maurice is a gunkhole captain and commercial diver who takes on the persona of Helm Blackness Sparrow onboard
Bluefoot Pirate Adventures. Prior to condign a “pirate,” Maurice captained enquiry vessels for Florida Atlantic University and worked on underwater fiber optic cable installation in places such as Brazil, Panama, Chile and Republic of peru. His love of boating started after his fourth dimension in the The states Army when he was a captain on the The states Navy Base on Andros Island.

When Maurice isn’t telling pirate tales to children on his ship, he enjoys underwater video and photography.

Bluefoot Pirate Adventures has been a part of the Parade since their inception in 2011. The coiffure bring swashbuckling fun to Winterfest. Bluefoot Pirate Adventures is ranked as one of South Florida’southward top-rated boating attractions for the entire family. They host daily pirate treasure hunts forth Fort Lauderdale’southward Intracoastal Waterway filled with activity, adventure, and merely a touch of magic!

THE ICE Cream Bladder BOAT

AMY MCGILL
First Time In Parade

Come across Amy McGill with the Ice Cream Float Pompano.
She is a first-time entry to the Parade. This cute little boat brings water ice cream conveniently to boaters throughout the waterways of Pompano Beach. The idea for this business began when Amy and a friend were boating on a hot Florida day and wishing they had a cold treat. Now all boaters can benefit from their confectionery desires and wave them over when you see them passing past. They will too end by your dock, come to your dockside BBQ, or bring water ice cream to your altogether political party.

This summer the Ice Cream Float Pompano brought all of those water ice cream truck favorites to the water, and they also added some locally fabricated Florida products such as scoops of “Mermaid Bubbles” and “Bait Saucepan” ice cream and Key Lime Pie bars dipped in chocolate. Are yous a fan? Follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Wonder what they will exist serving their guests Parade dark?

Meet Our Board Members

EXECUTIVE BOARD Fellow member: Rob Kornahrens

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER: Rob Kornahrens

Rob Kornahrens’
humble business showtime started in 1983 when he borrowed $15,000 from his begetter to beginning his own concern. From the buy of a pick-upward truck, the seeds of Rob’due south roofing entrepreneurship were built-in. His focus on client service in the commercial reroofing business is the foundation of his company’south steady growth for the last 35 years.  Today,
Advanced Roofing
has been in the top ten Commercial Covering Contractors in the United States and #1 in Florida, with seven branches throughout the State, which employs approximately 500 people.

In 2007, Avant-garde Green Technologies (AGT) became a solar benefactor for a sparse film solar panel. Rob also started a solar contracting business to back up AGT. Fourteen years later, AGT is the top commercial rooftop solar contractor in the State of Florida and recently completed two 2 Mega Watt Solar carports at Lockheed Martin (approximately 600 cars).

As a boating enthusiast, Rob enters the Parade every year with a “wow” entry showcasing his creative adaptivity to the Parade’s theme. Information technology was his actions during his early years in the Parade (spinning his boat in forepart of the judges to give them a 360-caste view of his decorations) which got him involved with the board.

20-five years later, Rob prides himself as an laurels-winning parade participant, past chairman of the lath, and a fellow member of various Winterfest committees. You will see Rob at all the Winterfest celebrations every yr leading upward to the Parade.

EXECUTIVE Lath MEMBER: Gregg Snowden

Gregg Snowden Headshot

Gregg Snowden
is a highly passionate VP/Account Director for
GTB, one of Ford’s global marketing agencies. GTB is role of WPP which is the largest ad agency holding visitor in the world. Gregg manages the South Florida Ford Dealers account with a thorough knowledge of the client’southward business, the consumer, the market place and all aspects of ad and marketing including artistic, media, financials, research, and production.

Gregg has over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience, of which 18 years accept been completed at nationally recognized ad agencies. His eagerness to stay abreast of marketing trends has kept his clients at the forefront of social, digital, and experiential marketing.

Gregg is also a hubby and male parent of two kids, Nicholas and Gianna. In his spare time, Gregg has a passion for fettle, enjoys golfing, and playing in the puddle with his kids.

Gregg is a long-time supporter of Winterfest, an agile board member since 2012, and currently serves on the Executive Lath.

S Florida Ford is the sponsor of the 2021 Fireworks.

EXECUTIVE Board MEMBER and VIP PARADE Surface area PARTNER: Karla Thatcher

Karla Nelson-Thatcher Headshot

Twelve-fourth dimension Emmy Award winner,
Karla Nelson-Thatcher, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Government and Public Diplomacy for
Hotwire Communications
is an accomplished Public and Regime Relations strategist, bringing over xx years of creative and negotiating feel to her work. Subsequently getting her showtime as a television receiver writer and producer, Ms. Nelson-Thatcher migrated to dissemination where she held several positions equally a Creative Services Director, analyzing Market Inquiry and applying it to the evolution of talent teams, show formatting, and station branding to reach market place position in the wildly competitive world of television overnight ratings.

Her creative career continued as co-founder of G&Fifty Consulting with international clients including an airline, an Island Government, and several not-for-profits in her hometown of South Florida. On the heels of success, Karla was picked by Comcast Cable in the Florida region, where over the grade of thirteen years her role evolved from ensuring compliance with municipal franchise agreements to overseeing ad campaigns and the execution of Public, Education and Authorities programming.

Ms. Nelson-Thatcher adult news conferences for product launches, internal electronic based learning and a heavily viewed local on Demand portal that featured an array of programming, some of which won Emmy awards. Now, every bit VP of Corporate Communications, Government and Public Diplomacy at Hotwire Communications, Karla is edifice the foundation of Hotwire’s community profile and aligning with local CBOs, School Boards, Non for Profits, and Elected Officials.

During Ms. Nelson-Thatcher’southward extensive career, she has been a part of Winterfest and recently accepted the position as banana secretary on the organization’s Executive Board and is chairwoman of the Marketing Commission.


ADVISORY Fellow member: Bill Feinberg

Bill Fienberg Headshot

Neb Feinberg, President of
Allied Kitchen and Bath
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been an advisory member of Winterfest since 2013. Neb and his brother, Joe, founded the visitor in 1984. A self-made man with his roots in Philadelphia, Bill had a vision for the design and remodeling business. He successfully brought that vision to South Florida and has been reshaping the community for the last 35 years.  A man who lives by the motto “Pay information technology Forrad,” Bill has hosted more than 100 charity events in the Allied showrooms with 100% of all funds raised going directly to the clemency, often raising betwixt $ten,000-twenty,000 in just a few hours.

Bill is involved many with trade organizations for the Kitchen and Bath Manufacture and has served on numerous committees and Boards inside the BKBG and the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bathroom Association) organizations. He recently served as the 2020 Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Bedroom of Commerce.

Along with the Winterfest Advisory Lath and the organisation’s Marketing Committee. Bill currently serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity and is the immediate past Chair, The Fort Lauderdale Chamberof Commerce. He is also involved with the US Regular army Advisory Council of Broward Canton, The Economical Informational Council of Broward County (which works closely with The Federal Reserve Board), and is the past President of The Southward Florida Leukemia & Lymphoma Club and the Oakland Park Wilton Manors Chamber.



Prime Parade Viewing Area at Las Olas Intracoastal Park

Get Your Tickets Today for Winterfest’southward VIEWING LOCATION where Las Olas Boulevard meets the Intracoastal Waterway. Your ticket lets you feel a wonderful afternoon and evening of festival activities, interactive games, continuous phase entertainment, vendors, photo opportunities with Santa Claus, Stanley from the Florida Panthers, and other mascots before the main consequence – the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Gunkhole Parade. This new viewing location brings the Parade earlier to our guests (around seven pm) and allows organizers to continue the fun with a concert following our Santa show float.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AREA:

  • Conveniently located adjacent to public parking, rideshare drop-offs, and shuttle services from local hotels.

    CLICK HERE


    for a listing of Winterfest Weekend specials from our hotel partners
  • Continuous amusement on the City of Fort Lauderdale’south phase. Subsequently the Parade passes, the area transforms into a concert with the Shane Duncan Band
  • Hungry? Thirsty? Don’t worry, we accept you covered! Stella Artois Culinary Corner will have a variety of festival foods, featuring beverages from Stephen’s Distributing besides as Coca-Cola and LaCroix products.
  • Photograph opportunities with the jolly human himself – Santa before he rides in the Parade
  • Parade Commentary provided by iHeart personality
  • Download the Winterfest App for updates and opportunities to vote for your favorite boat.
  • CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO
    of past viewing area footage by WSVN Channel seven to get an thought of all the excitement

Additional Tips
and Parking
CLICK HERE.



NEWS RELEASE

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – APRIL 12, 2021 –
Winterfest, Inc. announced today that it has appointed
Mark A. Swenson,
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management Wealth Counselor at UBS Financial Services – The Garvin Financial Team, as chairman of the lath. The 2021-2022 Winterfest Lath will be effective Monday, April 12, 2021. The handing over of the gavel from the current chair,
Susan Renneisen, Vice President of Community Affairs & Special Events at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Mr. Swenson. Chair-Elect
Pecker Walker, Principal, CEO of Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale LLC, Boat Parade Chair
Britt Lanier,
Franchisee Owner of Ii Men and a Truck/Fort Lauderdale, Davie, and Boca Raton, and Parade Enhancement Chair James Harrison, owner of Frank and Jimmie’s Prop Store first their new roles too. Additional new members include

Executive Officers:

Chair
Mark Swenson

Sr. Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services

Chair Elect
Bill Walker

Possessor, Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale, LLC

Immediate Past Chair
Susan Renneisen

V.P. of Community Diplomacy & Special Events, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Secretary
Lisa Knuckles

Chief Financial Officer, Walter Duke + Partners

Assistant Secretary
Karla Nelson-Thatcher

Director of Public Relations, Events, Media, Hotwire Communications

Treasurer
Ken Ortner

Director, Kenneth A Ortner, P.A.

Assistant Treasurer
James Ray

Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Depository financial institution

Co-Counsel
Robyn Vines

Attorney, Gray Robinson Attorneys at Police

Co-Counsel
Johnny Williams

Managing Partner, ProMotion Sports & Entertainment, LLC

Lisa Scott-Founds

President & CEO, Winterfest, Inc.

Executive Board:

Robert Kornahrens
President, Advanced Covering / Advanced Green Technologies

Britt Lanier
Franchise Owner, Two Men and a Truck

Dan Lindblade
President & CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

Gregg Snowden
VP, Business relationship Director, GTB, Southward Florida Ford

Bob Swindell
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, President and CEO

New Lath Members:

Melanie Dickinson
South Florida Business concern Journal, President & Publisher

Seth Rand
Wizard Digital, Co-Founder & CEO

Shane Strum
Broward Health, Chief Executive Officer

New Advisory Members:

Erick Eldridge
Vice President of Operations, Calorie-free Up The Nighttime

Luis Jimenjez
Primary (Owner), Suncoast Lift Visitor, Inc.

Lt. Raymond C. Milne 4
Commanding Officer of Station Ft. Lauderdale, United states Coast Guard

L. Katerina Perez
Partner Relations & Development, Florida Panthers, Vice President

(consummate list of Winterfest Board and Advisory Members with photos can be constitute by clicking here)

“We are pleased to welcome Marking, Bill, Britt, and James to their new roles along with our new executive, board, and members,” said Lisa Scott-Founds, President and CEO. “Their new positions are an integral role of Winterfest during the Parade’s 50th Ceremony Celebration this year. The 2021 Board, Parade, and Enhancement Chairs are all boaters. They are focused on bringing our signature outcome, the Seminole Difficult Stone Winterfest Boat Parade to the next level. This is an exciting time with plans in the last stages for this memorable year. We look forward to showcasing the Parade enhancements of this community event with a global audition.”


Run into Marking A. Swenson

Board Member Bill Walker
Beak Walker

Bill has been an active lath member since 2016 and a Parade participant since 2007. Bill started his career on the waterways of Boston and has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He has a proven track record leading successful ventures in business, the marine industry, and public service. These ventures have led to the purchasing of high and low-speed passenger vessel service. This 150-employee business, focused on guest services and fantabulous marine practices, has a proven rail record of safety and reliability. These experiences transporting guests for public services, and private ventures, along with marketing accept made H2o Taxi recognizable by both tourists and residents. Along with Winterfest, Bill is active as a board member on the Marine Advisory of Fort Lauderdale, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Birch State Park, Las Olas Clan, Riverwalk, and is a member of the Marine Manufacture Association of South Florida, and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

“Winterfest is the annual event that brings the Urban center of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County family and friends together. The year later on year presentation of the ‘Best Show on H2O’ is a tradition that is experienced locally and seen inter-nationally. While the Parade brings tons of fun, Winterfest and its foundation bring year-circular events and contributions to the area.”


Run into Britt Lanier

Board Member Jimmie Harrison

Jimmie is a native of Fort Lauderdale and lives in Rio Vista with his wife, Isabelle where they raised their two daughters – Martine, an artist, and Christie, who works in the family business concern, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller. He is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale – Graphic Pattern, University of N Carolina Asheville – Business organization, and Florida Atlantic Academy – Marketing. Jimmie’s hobbies include all things boating: Offshore Power Gunkhole racing (4x National Champion). poker runs, scuba diving, snorkeling, line-fishing, Bahamas trips as well every bit playing guitar, going to concerts/live comedy shows, snow skiing, traveling, art, and photography. His beginning working boat evidence was at the age of half-dozen. He started at the family business in 1973 as a teenager working after schoolhouse and summers and became the owner in 1992. With Jimmie at the captain, the company has grown into the largest propeller shop in the country. They have opened and are partnered with boosted FJ Propeller shops in Miami, Lake of the Ozarks, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Columbia. He is also the founder of Neptune Boat Lifts, a boat lift manufacturing company in Fort Lauderdale. In improver to his involvement with Winterfest, he serves as Vice Chairman of the Marine Industries Association of Due south Florida (MIASF), Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Lath, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber’s Economic Informational Board, and sponsor of the MIASF Waterway Clean-up, the Plywood Regatta, and numerous other community events.

“Growing upward hither I always knew this was the all-time place in the globe to live, work and play and Winterfest showcases that nosotros truly are the Yachting Capital of the Earth! I’m very excited and grateful to now be a part of nurturing and growing the Winterfest feel.”

For additional information on the Chairmen of Winterfest, Lath/Informational members, how to get involved as a sponsor, boater, or volunteer, call Winterfest, Inc. at 954-767-0686.

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About Winterfest, Inc.

Winterfest is a Florida non-for-profit organisation based in Broward Canton that produces a variety of events including the free public event known as the Winterfest Gunkhole Parade – “The World’due south Most Watched Boat Parade.” Spectators view the Parade along the 12-mile route with millions more than via television and the net bringing National and International recognition to Southward Florida.  Winterfest likewise hosts annual events to enhance the customs’s image and provide unique, wholesome family amusement. For more information on Winterfest, please contact the office at (954) 767-0686 or website:
www.winterfestparade.com
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida – August xviii, 2020 –
The 2020 Seminole Hard Stone Winterfest Boat Parade slated for Sat, Dec. 12, has been canceled due to ongoing coronavirus concerns and the organization’southward unwavering commitment to the health and safety of participants and spectators.

Announcement of the cancellation followed a unanimous vote of the Winterfest Board of Directors to forego the 2020 boat parade.  Related Winterfest live events volition as well be canceled this yr.

Organizers of the annual vacation commemoration, one of the nation’south most popular community events, are instead focusing on the 50th
Anniversary Year Boat Parade event in December of 2021.  The start Winterfest Gunkhole Parade took place in December 1971.

“Our squad, partners and community supporters were very hopeful for the traditional holiday boat parade to continue in Dec,” said Lisa Scott-Founds, President and CEO of Winterfest, Inc. “This was a very difficult decision, merely we are beingness proactive and socially responsible for the health and safe of our community.  That is our peak priority.”

Telly Special Still Planned for this December

In improver to the 50th
Anniversary events in 2021, organizers will concentrate this twelvemonth on the annual television special focusing on the Best of the Parade with a “Home for the Holidays” theme.  The 2020 television special produced by WSVN Channel 7 volition blend the retrospect and a combination of special surprises equally organizers move their attending to the 50th
anniversary Dec 2021

The television special scheduled to air in Dec will bring the best of the best of decorated boats into the condolement of viewers’ homes. The special will air again on Christmas and New year’southward Day forth with additional airings on Play a trick on Sports Sun. The “Habitation for the Holidays,” message volition envelop a iii-calendar month campaign of virtual events leading upwardly to the television show, including passive decorating entries of homes, businesses, boats, and docks. “We are bringing a hometown experience of family, friends, and parade partners to this yr’due south special,” said Lisa Scott-Founds. “Winterfest 2020 is a reflection of our community’s heart and hope.”

Winterfest is developing new imitation experiences with a bear on of tradition such as picking this year’south Jr. Captain with the Winterfest Foundation, a Coloring Contest, Cookies with Santa, Video Greetings, Flashbacks of Fan Favorite Entries, and Celebrity Grand marshals along with a few local sightings of the Parade’s beloved mascot “Skippy” and Santa’south Elves.  Winterfest’s almanac online auction promises to be i of the largest holiday shopping experiences with over 250 items from jewelry, travel, dinners, and more than.

For more than data as Winterfest builds with partner opportunities focusing on this twelvemonth’s television special and the lth
Ceremony Celebration in 2021, contact the role at 954-767-0686 or info@winterfestparade.com.

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About Winterfest, Inc.

Winterfest is a Florida not-for-turn a profit organization based in Broward Canton that produces a multifariousness of events including the complimentary public outcome known as the Winterfest Boat Parade – “The Earth’due south Virtually Watched Gunkhole Parade.” On a typical year, spectators view the Parade along the 12-mile route with millions more via goggle box and the cyberspace bringing National and International recognition to Southward Florida.  Winterfest also hosts annual events to enhance the community’due south prototype and provide unique, wholesome family amusement. For more information on Winterfest, please contact the office at (954) 767-0686 or website:
www.winterfestparade.com
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